Kids & Money

This book club promotes financial smarts

The consumer watchdog’s Money As You Grow book club aims to provide parents and teachers with a list of recommended books that can help children ages 4 to 10 understand financial concepts and issues. Nine books are on the initial list, with more to come.


Regency Beauty Institute closes nationwide, including its KC location

Regency Beauty Institute is closing schools nationwide, including its location at U.S. 40 and Noland Road in Kansas City. The company posted a statement on its website that attributed the closing to a declining number of students, not having enough cash to run the business and “a negative characterization of for-profit education by regulators and politicians.”


Ferrellgas CEO out after large financial loss

Overland Park-based Ferrellgas Partners L.P. said CEO Stephen L. Wambold stepped down as the company wrote down the value of its oil delivery business roughly a year after buying it. The action led to a $661.4 million loss in its fiscal fourth quarter. Founder James Ferrell has become interim CEO.


First it was Samsung phones. Now it’s exploding Samsung washing machines

Some Samsung washing machines, a lawsuit alleges, vibrate violently under heavy loads causing the tub to “become unfastened, resulting in a dramatic centrifugal explosion that destroys the machine and nearby property.” The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a statement about “safety issues” with Samsung washers. The warning comes weeks after Samsung recalled its Galaxy Note 7 cellphone after the gadget began exploding in consumers’ pockets, vehicles and airplanes.


KC Chamber of Commerce honors two of the area’s female leaders

Debby Ballard, president of the Sprint Foundation, will receive the Athena Leadership Award from the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City at a reception Thursday. Chandra Clark, with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City, will receive the chamber’s Athena Young Professionals Leadership Award.


Kansas, Kansas City restaurant and grocery store health inspections for Sept. 30

Area restaurants with 7 or more priority or critical health code violations: All Star Grill & Bar, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, Bier Station, Chickenow, Chickies and Pete’s at Worlds of Fun, Chiquito Pueblito, 801 Fish, Fish City, Fritz’s Meats, Grand Street Cafe in Lenexa, Hen House in KCK, Huong Que Oriental Market, Long John Silver’s/A&W, Our Family Catering, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Price Chopper in KCK and Roeland Park, 7-Eleven on Independence Avenue, 64th Tavern & Grille, Taqueria El Torito, Twin Peaks, Waffle House in Bonner Springs and Olathe, Wal-Mart in Olathe, Wendy’s in Merriam and Zach’s Deli.


Hillary or the Donald — which mask will you wear?

For a costume shop in Tacoma, Wash., it is a seasonal opportunity to see where patrons stand on the political divide. Mary Johnson, owner of Northwest Costume on 6th Avenue, ordered dozens of masks featuring the presidential candidates – Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump. Sales so far have been tepid, but customers reactions have been colorful.
Mantai Chow The News Tribune
Hillary or the Donald — which mask will you wear? 1:33

Hillary or the Donald — which mask will you wear?

Virtual beekeepers help save the honeybees 2:45

Virtual beekeepers help save the honeybees

The story behind Andy Warhol's painting of Marion Bloch 4:26

The story behind Andy Warhol's painting of Marion Bloch

Kansas City marks the centennial of Ewing M. Kauffman's birth 2:02

Kansas City marks the centennial of Ewing M. Kauffman's birth